BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE - Renowned artisans from throughout the United States will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, furnishings and artwork as the Adirondack Museum hosts the Rustic Furniture Fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visitors interested in an early buying opportunity can visit on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door and are currently available online at www.adkmuseum.org/exhibits_and_events/special_events/detail/?id=305.
The Rustic Furniture Fair is recognized as a premier event of its kind. This gathering of talented artisans includes both traditional and contemporary styles of furniture design, handcrafted from natural materials. A list of the 60 participating artisans can be found on www.adkmuseum.org.
Demonstrations of furniture making and painting will take place throughout the weekend. Exhibitors will answer questions about their work or discuss custom-made pieces.
In celebration of the 25th, or silver, anniversary of the Rustic Fair, more than 25 artisans have elected to design and create a unique commemorative piece for this year's show. Each piece will bear a tribute plaque. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the commemorative pieces will benefit the museum.
In addition, there will be a special silent auction during the fair featuring the works of Barney Bellinger, Randy Holden, Larry Post, Russ DeFonce, Jonathan Swartwout, Bill Perkins, Rick Pratt and Bob Jones. Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Proceeds will benefit the Adirondack Museum.
Music throughout the weekend will be provided by Intermountain Trio. They will release their second album, "Can't Find the Words," at the Rustic Fair this year. Intermountain Trio will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sunday.